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16th Annual Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscaping Lecture Series

For Love of Garden: Establishing Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens as a Community Resource.

Featuring Tom Smarr, Executive Director of Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

Tom will discuss one of the region's great horticultural and environmental botanical garden assets, and how its story began in 1968 as a loving gift that envisioned the property as a public space for everyone to explore a naturalistic botanical garden. Encompassing 48 acres of diverse plant collections, it is home to nationally accredited rhododendrons, azaleas, mountain laurels and eastern North American plants. Mr. Smarr has worked for numerous horticultural institutions from Longwood to west coast botanic gardens and led the early establishment of horticultural programs at newly opened parks such as the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston; the High Line in New York City; and the Parklands of Floyds Fork in Louisville, Kentucky.

16th Annual Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscaping Lecture Series